Your wait is over. My big news is...a Summer Reading Club!
Did you just yawn?
Been there? Done that? O....kay.
I am calling mine....
A BOOK, A CRAFT, and A PLATE with KATE
- Every Friday I will tell you the title of a book, along with a craft and a snack idea. (the plate)This should give you time to locate the book at your library.
- Every Wednesday, you can come see how it looked here in our little corner of the Garden State.
- You can link to show us how it looked wherever you are.
Disclaimer...THIS IS NOT A COMPETITION.
This is just to give you a starting point for a fun afternoon of reading with a
craft and snack. I do not do the crafts for Princess. If hers don't "look" like the picture
in my mind...oh well.Feel free to join in or not. I get e-mails all the time
from other Moms, homeschooling, and not, who claim to wish they could come up
with goofy ideas like I do to make learning, or just reading ,more fun
for their kids. Here's your chance.
These ideas will be easy as 1-2-3
- The book
- The Craft
- The Snack (or plate)
Sound difficult? It's not. I urge you to use what you have on hand, do not
go buying a bunch of fancy supplies. (Unless you are the rare homeschooler/parent who has tons of extra cash on hand- in which case I urge you to support your local businesses when buying supplies) We will be using a left over (from my niece's school days)
folder. I will add note paper and blank construction paper. I will have Princess
write in the title, author-illustrator, and a brief sentence or two of what the book
was about and how much she liked it, or not. I will either have her paste in a photo of her craft,
or the actual craft depending on what it is. For now, we will just be making the book itself.
I think I will also paste a photo of her with the book as we go..we'll see.
The Snack idea: We are going to make ice pops (just like in the story)
the day before, or maybe even today.
You need, fruit juice,an ice cube tray (or other small mold/cup),wooden sticks.
Pour juice in tray (or whatever) put stick in, place in freezer for at least 4 hours.
Remove,pop out, and this is the most important step....ENJOY!
Have a book you would like us to use? Or maybe just one you would like
an idea for? Leave a comment to let me know.
My legal department (The Law Offices of Mouserman and Meowerstein),
insists that I put another disclaimer here:
I AM NOT A PROFESSIONAL, PLEASE TRY THIS AT HOME!